Across the country, more women than ever are choosing to add body to hair, as well as several inches of length, with the help of sew in hair extensions.

Studies confirm this fact. Over the last two years, the number of hair salon stores offering extensions to their clients has jumped by an astonishing 28.5%! This can be attributed to the increased affordability of getting extensions — which can cost just $300 in some cases — along with the fact that the average woman will sport 104 different hairstyles throughout her lifetime.

But with all that extra hair, it can be easy to get caught up with perfecting your sew weave hairstyles each morning. And before you know it, you’ve spent more than an hour on your hair alone.

Fret not — with these three tips, your morning routine will be cut in half, ensuring that your sew in hair extensions never make you late for work or any other event again:

Think twice before washing
Believe it or not, but it’s actually better for your hair extensions’ lifespan to wait a day or two in between washes. Doing so will not only make your hair healthier and stronger; it will also save you tons of time in the morning if you only wash your hair two or three times a week.

Braid it and go
Another great way to cut down on styling time for your sew in hair extensions? Throw them in a braid and head out the door. Alternately, you can also braid your hair before you go to bed the night before. When you take out the braids in the morning, your hair will be perfectly wavy and ready to go.

Prep the night before
As we just stated, getting your hair ready before you go to bed is a great way to make your morning routine significantly shorter. Consider showering and washing your hair at night, or simply use texturing and smoothing product in your hair the night before to ensure you wake up with gorgeous, style-ready locks that don’t have to be tamed.

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